No roof, no walls, no bar to belly up to. Just what kind of tasting room is this?
A tasting room is a place to sip and swirl and meet new people and make new friends. But there’s no reason it has to be a room. Not when you can walk among the vines and feel the crunch of soil beneath your feet, the sun on your face and the soft spirals of tendrils at your fingertips.
Right now we’re building our tasting room, so the great outdoors is our classroom, our playground, our hospitality center. As you walk the rows you can learn about vine spacing, trellising and pruning – things that effect vigor, yield and quality. Or you can sip your wine and tune it all out. It’s not like it’s going to be on the mid-term.
What happens when it rains? (We are so waiting for that to happen.) We visit the caves where our wines are resting. Nothing illuminates the winemaker’s art more than a cave tour. Here, all the barrels are laid before you. Every varietal from every block, every component of every blend. It’s quite a sight.
One day soon we’ll have a tasting room of our own, with comfy chairs and floor-to-ceiling windows that frame the view. But our attention will always remain in the vineyards.